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E-MOUNTAINBIKE Readers’ Choice: The Best Brands 2016

Let’s be honest: there’s no shortage of decent E-MTBs and components these days and it’s hard to deny that the standard is shooting up faster than a turbo-assisted ascent. But regardless of how packed the market is, certain brands are able to distinguish themselves from the masses, defiantly taking their products to the next level in terms of innovation, quality, performance and design to ultimately overshadow the competition. We carried out an extensive readers’ survey to see which brands they consider deliver the best products. 4,011 riders responded – and here are the best brands in the bike industry:

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Haibike is the best E-MTB brand

Our readers responded: Haibike builds the best E-MTBs and ranks as our readers’ most popular brand, a statement based on which bike brand they are most likely to buy for their next bike.
Our readers responded: Haibike builds the best E-MTBs and ranks as our readers’ most popular brand, a statement based on which bike brand they are most likely to buy for their next bike.

So how have these results been compiled? It’s really simple: in our readers’ survey we asked which brands create the best E-MTBs and which brand you are most like to buy. As a bi-lingual magazine, we seized the luxury to obtain and analyse data not only from our German-speaking readers but also from the international readers of our English edition. We then chose to keep these separate, and it threw up some exciting results.

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The differences between ‘Which brand make the best bikes?’ (green) and ‘Which brand are you most like to buy?’ (black) are quite subtle.

Best Brand 2016: Parts & Accessories

A top-flight E-MTB is naturally more than just the sum of its parts, but even the best bikes are only as good as their weakest component. So which brand makes the best products? We asked, you responded: here are the best brands across 11 different categories:

The results: in-depth

Just like with the bikes, we’ve compiled two separate sets of data when it comes to parts and accessories based on German-speaking and international readers. While there’s common consensus in certain categories, there are stark contrasts to be seen in the brand choices across others. The definition of ‘Best Brand’ refers to the brands that received the most votes in total; languages and nationalities have no effect on this result. But as you can see for yourself, the breakdown of the results is particularly interesting:

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About the E-MOUNTAINBIKE Readers’ Survey

The Readers’ Survey ran over a 55-day period in June to August 2016. 4,011 riders from 56 different nations participated. With a little over 65 questions in total, the average response time for the survey was clocked at 19.07 minutes. The total time taken added up to 53 days, with enough answers to cram 780,000 Excel boxes.

The prize draw winners have been announced here.

PS: Readers' Survey 2017 - Give feedback, win awesome prizes: We're giving away prizes worth more than €20,000 among all participants of our reader's survey! Win E-MTBs from Focus, Moustache and Thömus and more! Click here to take part now!